What is Church Trends?

 

Church Trends is the reinvisioned site combining congregational data, regional, and national PC(USA) data. Changes in technologies, questions from members and leaders, and the desire to report more information led to this redesign. This site replaces both Comparative Statistics and Ten Year Trends.  

 

What is new on Church Trends?

There are several new items for congregations, presbyteries, synods and PC(USA). Eight reports detail information from the most recent reporting year and the last five years: 

  1. Overview- provides a quick summary of membership, disabilities, racial-ethnic diversity, leadership and finances
  2. Membership- reports baptisms, gains, losses, attendance and age.
  3. Finances- reports the numbers of potential giving units, budget finances, income and expenditures
  4. Diversity- reports membership by gender, race/ethnicity, and age
  5. Education- reports age and grade enrollment in Sunday School
  6. Leadership- reports race ethnicity for deacons and session members
  7. Females- reports the number of total female members then females by age, racial ethnic diversity and leadership
  8. Males- reports the number of total male members then males by age, racial ethnic diversity and leadership  

Reports are available by congregation, size, state, presbytery, synod and PC(USA). The reporting structure is similar for all groups.

Congregations:

  • All reports are actual numbers

  • Year At A Glance compares the two most recent reporting year with amount and percent of change for each item

  • Five Years At A Glance congregational data shows the actual numbers for those five years

Congregations by Size, State, Presbytery, Synod and PCUSA

  • Year At A Glance reports the averages for the two most recent reporting years with the average amount of change and percent

  • Five Years At A Glance reports the averages for the five-year period.  Actual numbers for the five-year period can be viewed by clicking on the word “TOTALS” at the top of each report. To return to the averages, click on the word “AVERAGES” at the top of the report.

 

Need more data? Contact Research Services to obtain additional data: research@pcusa.org